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I want to gather up all the ink cartridges in the universe, because somewhere, mixed in with all that ink, is the next great American novel. And Id love nothing more than to drink it.

--Jarod Kintz

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Tool: Common Noun (Part of Speech)

A common noun is any word that names a generic person, thing, animal, place, event, or idea.

Example:

"With the coming of the Second World War, many eyes in imprisoned Europe turned hopefully or desperately toward the freedom of the Americas. Lisbon became the great embarkation point. But not everybody could get to Lisbon directly. And so a torturous, round-about refugee trail sprang up. Paris to Marseilles, across the Mediterranean to Oran [in Algeria], then by train or auto or foot across the rim of Africa to Casablanca in French Morocco. Here the fortunate ones through money or influence or luck might obtain exit visas and scurry to Lisbon, and from Lisbon to the New World. But the others wait in Casablanca, and wait and wait and wait." -- Casablanca

See Also:

Noun, Proper Noun, Countable Noun, Uncountable Noun, Concrete Noun, Abstract Noun, Compound Noun, Collective Noun, Pronoun